The BHS is a site designed to assist respondents in reporting survey information electronically, find information on how to complete your survey, or contact the Census Bureau for assistance.
The BHS also provides a secure means to communicate with Census staff to protect your information. The site also provides historical information for each survey.
The BHS uses several means of navigation that are similar to most Web sites. There are rectangular tabs with the name of each page of the site located below the masthead (top region of the page). Clicking on the tabs will take you to each page within each site. Each site under the BHS uses the same navigation features so that when you go to your survey(s) there will not be any difference in how you navigate.
There are links listed in each of the 2 or 3 columns that correspond to specific functions (e.g. Secure Messaging Center), or the Data Products produced from a particular survey. Clicking on the links will take you to that particular function or site. Some of the links will open up separate browser sessions. This makes navigating back to your original site less difficult. When you travel to another site, make note of your task bar to see if another browser has been opened.
One of the other features is the breadcrumb. Breadcrumbs are small hyperlinked text that are located under the orange Business Help Site banner. If you feel that you are lost, look up at the breadcrumb trail, and you can click on one of the hyperlinks that will take you to a previously viewed page.Back to Top
The BHS is organized around each of the surveys and Economic Census to provide On-Line Services, Electronic Reporting, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Secure Messaging, etc. From the BHS Main Page one would note that there is a list of all of the surveys supported by the BHS. The surveys are categorized into Monthly, Quarterly, Annually, and during the Census year (2012) - the Economic Census. Clicking on one of these surveys will take the you to that survey’s main page. From there you can report on your survey or find information that will help you complete your survey. Each of the survey sites is laid out in the same manner.Back to Top
The BHS and all of the survey sites have a “Contact Staff” tab. To contact someone about the BHS site for general issues please visit the Contact BHS page. Listed is the phone number and hours of operation.
Please do not transmit any survey data about your organization, or personally identifiable information through unofficial means. The only official means of communicating sensitive information are: call one of the service numbers and speak with Census staff, correspond by mail, or use the Secure Messaging Center to transmit data or ask questions.
The Form Archive contains the historical forms by year for the Current Surveys and Economic Census.